Millwall Lionesses appoint Jack Wheeler as their new manager
MILLWALL Lionesses have appointed Jack Wheeler as their new first-team manager.
Wheeler joins the club having accrued vast experience in the women’s game, something that made him a stand-out candidate from the very beginning the recruitment process.
A current UEFA A Licence candidate, Wheeler has previously worked for Gillingham, Bromley, the Kent Football Association and most recently London Seaward.
Wheeler has over eight years of coaching and managing experience at an elite women’s level.
Wheeler was Gillingham’s assistant manager between 2012-14 then he was appointed manager between 2015-19 and led Gillingham to the FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One title in the 2016-187 season.
Alongside that triumph, Gillingham would also go on to win the Kent Cup in 2016-17 and 2018-29.
Millwall Community Trust CEO and Lionesses’ chairman Sean Daly told the club website: “It became apparent quite quickly after talking to Jack that he had all the attributes to take the Lionesses back to where we feel they belong I the women’s pyramid.
“This appointment is one for now, to get the season back on track but Jack has a track record in building teams and challenge for titles. That’s something we look forward to seeing under his stewardship.”
Alex Russell and Greg McAlinney will remain at the club to form Wheeler’s coaching team.
“The Lionesses’ committee would like to put on record our gratitude for the job they have done during this interim period and we are pleased they will form part of Jack’s vision for the club,” added the statement.
Millwall Lionesses are in ninth-place of an eleven-team division in the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division table, having collected one win from their opening four league outings.
Glebe host Millwall Lionesses in The FA Women’s Cup Second Qualifying Round on Sunday 3 October (14:00) at Foxbury Avenue in Chislehurst.
Selected FA Women's Cup Second Qualifying Round Ties
Sunday 3 October 2021 (2:00pm)
Ashford v Hackney
Dartford v Tunbridge Wells Foresters
Dulwich Hamlet v Herne Bay
Glebe v Millwall Lionesses
Maidstone United v Bromley
Margate v Sutton United
North London Lionesses v Aylesford
Welling United v Bromley Green
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